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Opportunity to buy into pharmacy: Who do I talk to?

The two owners do not get along and the majority owner wants to pay out the minority owner but he does not have enough money to do so. Banks will also not lend the majority owner of the pharmacy to pay out the minority owner.

I believe the minority owner has a 30% share of a 1.5 million dollar pharmacy. I want in.

Which bank do I talk to about a loan and what are interest rates for rural pharmacies like? I have no clue. Please point me in the right direction.

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Meldonium for tennis players and greyhounds: Peter Allen

This drug that Maria Sharapova was taking, with improved cardiac function, sounds a lot like what was given to a greyhound by a trainer I knew.

It was loonnng ago. He had me look it up and in Martindale it scored a short mention in fine print. Those guys were right on top of animal physiology, and hanky-panky on and off the track.

Peter Allen I know nothing

ptrallen@melbpc.org.au

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Re: Minfos and co-pays? : Seemi Khan

Michelle Gerrie wrote:

Is there a way that MINFOS is able to set a customer co-pay at $6.20 instead of the default $5.20? FRED has this ability by going into Extra patient info and typing SN under Nursing Home.

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I’d you go to the patient details window F3 In the bottom right there is a box to tick with opt out of co-pay discount.

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Re: Faxing dispensing histories to hospitals: Richard Churchward

Kay Dunkley wrote: It would be impossible to charge a public hospital for this service.

then Peter Crothers wrote: Why? While it IS impossible currently, why should it be? We need an e-Health system built around integrated patient-centred care and it follows that in such a system each contribution to a person’s care should be recorded, retained and recognised. And so why not ‘and paid for’ as well?

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Agreed Peter.

The last time I looked community pharmacy was a business venture. Pharmacy remuneration is already inadequate and there seems to be more expected with no additional payment.

I am now working in hospital pharmacy and I witness every day the amount of interaction between the hospital pharmacists and their community colleagues. The work carried out by community pharmacists to assist in the safe admission and then the safe discharge from hospital is totally unrecognised (in terms of remuneration).

Community pharmacy pays for it’s premises, staffing and other running costs. So these services have a cost associated with them. It is not unreasonable that there be a payment for services rendered which benefitthe public health system.

That it has not happened thus far is not a good excuse to not remedy the situation.

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Re: Faxing dispensing histories to hospitals: James Tang

Peter Crothers wrote:

What if a community pharmacist, when asked for the person’s regimen and/or history, said I’m sorry, I’m with patients at the moment doing work that I’m paid for – which I must give a priority to – and I won’t be able to do that right now? That is pretty much what some doctors already do …

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Agreed. If currently with a customer, as a rule, I would respectfully ask the caller – no matter who – to leave their number or call back at a more appropriate time.

Community pharmacy is currently at breaking point and never before has the customer in front of you been more important.

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Re: Do we lose the home page with all the links? : Alan Freedman

David Haworth wrote:

I bookmark http://www.auspharmacist.net.au/apcold.html as I too like to use the links to safely access banking paypal and ebay etc.

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Yes, I have done this also, but I suppose my question is whether or not this page will eventually disappear – and if so, do we then lose the convenience of this resource?

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